The announcement was made ahead of May 9th, Europe Day.
The announcement was made ahead of May 9th, Europe Day. Image: Europa Nostra CC0

Celebrated in Paris: the winners of the 2019 European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards

The winners of the 2019 European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards, Europe’s top honour in the field, were celebrated this evening with the Grande Soirée du Patrimoine Européen at the recently restored Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.

On this occasion, Plácido Domingo, President of Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage network, and Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, announced the 7 Grand Prix laureates. The winner of the Public Choice Awardwas announced by the author, broadcaster and past laureate of the Awards, Stéphane Bern. The winner was chosen by the 8,500 people who voted for their favourite heritage achievements in Europe via an online poll conducted by Europa Nostra.

The 7 Grand Prix laureates are:
Category Conservation
Cathedral of Saint Bavo, Haarlem, THE NETHERLANDS
The Queen Louise Adit Complex, Zabrze, POLAND
Oratory of the Partal Palace in The Alhambra, SPAIN

Category Research
RomArchive – Digital Archive of the Roma, GERMANY

Category Dedicated Service
Fortidsminneforeningen – National Trust of Norway, NORWAY

Category Education, Training and Awareness-Raising
History Radar 1938, Vienna, AUSTRIA
Stewards of Cultural Heritage, GERMANY

The Public Choice Award went to:
Fortified Settlement of Mutso, GEORGIA

Read the full press release at Europa Nostra.

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